The owners of Norwegian pelagic vessel Knester have placed an order for a new 75.20 metre vessel with a 15.50 metre beam, to be delivered in February 2024.
This will replace the the current Knester, built in 2007, which still has a good few years of use left in it, according to the company, and the intention is to re-arrange quotas currently fished by Steinevik.
‘After many months of negotiations, we have ordered the new vessel from Karstensen in Skagen, to replace Knester. We are confident that the shipyard will build a great vessel for us, they have become outstanding as the leading supplier to this fleet sector,’ the company announced.
‘With a great crew and Nordea’s goodwill, good things can be made to happen!’
The new Knester will have a 5400kW Bergen main engine, although the gearbox and propeller have yet to be selected. Auxiliaries will be from Caterpillar. Thrusters have already been ordered from Brunvoll. Karmøy Winch will supply the deck equipment and the RSW installation is to come from Frio Nordica.